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Original Essays | August 21, 2014

Richard Bausch: IMG Why Literature Can Save Us



Our title is, of course, a problem. "Why Literature Can Save Us." And of course the problem is one of definition: what those words mean. What is... Continue »
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    Before, During, After

    Richard Bausch 9780307266262

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Sister by Rosamund Lupton
Sister

Denise Barnett, September 16, 2011

Written as a letter from one sister to her recently deceased sister, this book is not just about the unusual events surrounding the mysterious circumstances that led to the death of Tess. It is truly beautifully written and explores the self-discovery of the surviving sister, Beatrice. It is definitely a page-turner but it also portrays the changes Beatrice encounters and how, even through this tragedy, she is slowly becoming a different, more caring and insightful person. I could palpate Beatrice's immense pain at the loss of her sister. The story and characters become so real - they stay with me still. Just when I thought I had the mystery figured out, the story changed - up until the very last page!! Excellent read!!
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Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante
Turn of Mind

Denise Barnett, August 19, 2011

Well written with an interesting plot but very depressing. Want to know what your dementia will feel like? Read this book! If you are fortunate enough to keep your mind intact, this story will let you know what you will be missing.
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State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
State of Wonder

Denise Barnett, July 19, 2011

This is a wonderful, interesting and page-turner of a story!! I fell in love with the characters and the intrigue of the research being done in the jungle. Just when I thought I had the story figured out, it changed! Highly recommend!!
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The Moonstone (Modern Library Classics) by Wilkie Collins
The Moonstone (Modern Library Classics)

Denise Barnett, March 28, 2011

Excellent! Considered the first detective novel, this book from the 1860's about the theft of the precious Moonstone, could have been written today. Wilkie Collins is credited with creating elements such as the "least likely person", the "red herring", and multiple wrong suspects. This epistolary book is told from several different narratives, each one sly and funny in their own way. The story of Rachel Verinder and the theft of her birthday gift, the Moonstone, keeps you guessing from beginning until the very last page!
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Little Bee by Chris Cleave
Little Bee

Denise Barnett, January 1, 2011

A heartbreaking yet beautiful story. I could not put it down!
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